Senator Ted Cruz has released a video blasting Democrats including Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who have proposed banning fracking.
It’s a move that Cruz claims would cost 14 million jobs nationwide and half a million in Texas alone.
Breitbart reports Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a video on Tuesday that denounces Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) legislation to ban fracking, which Breitbart News has obtained exclusively. Cruz contends in the video that banning fracking would devastate the American economy.
Cruz released the video after Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) introduced legislation that would ban fracking nationwide.
“We are currently experiencing an American energy renaissance with the United States having now become the number one producer of oil and the number one producer of natural gas on the planet,” Cruz says in the video.
The Texas conservative warns that the climate movement “has become an emotional, primal scream rather being driven by science.”
The video continues, showing a clip of presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discussing how by 2030, there will be “no more cars,” by 2035 “no more production of electricity.”
Cruz cited a study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that found that a national fracking ban would eliminate 14 million jobs, as well as raise energy prices for Americans and increase American dependence on foreign energy.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com